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Rave Reviews

Jill S. – August 2017

Our daughter left for her Honeymoon saying she would not have changed one single thing and it was everything she had dreamed of.

Ludwig’s restaurant at the Sonnenalp fit the bill perfectly. It is a beautiful glass room overlooking the swimming pool and Gore Creek. The bonus is the ceiling slides open so if the evening is beautiful you can leave it open to enjoy the wonderful Colorado air and view the stars. The walls also can be opened to really enjoy the outdoors – all while inside.

However, even better than this beautiful restaurant is the exceptional staff. Amy is a pure joy to work with and is EXCEPTIONAL at her job.

Our very favorite thing about the Sonnenalp hotel is the way it is managed. It has been family owned since it’s inception and the current owners are always around. They treat their employees very well and it definitely shows in the employees attitudes towards the guests. They are all “happy” employees.

We also held the Bridal Luncheon at the Swiss Chalet on property which was perfect and the Vail Chapel is right across the street.

What more could you ask for?????

Cost wise the hotel is very comparable to The Lodge, Four Seasons, Austria Haus and other 5 star hotels in the village.

Ryan C. – August 2017

We chose the Sonnenalp for our reception, farewell brunch and for our stay while in Vail this last week and everything was perfection!

We hosted our reception in Ludwig’s Terrace and it was a Colorado Dream!

The weather is always so unpredictable in the summer and it was wonderful to be able have dinner,drinks and dancing under the stars with the windows/roof open in the beautiful glass room.

Above all, Amy, the Event Manager was an absolute joy to work with. All of my bridal worries went away. She was so warm, friendly and helpful during the entire process and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better to handle our special day. I had several guests approach me to comment on how awesome Amy was and how lucky I was as the bride to have someone I could trust. I would come back and do it all over again! I cannot say enough nice things about Amy and how much fun it was to plan our wedding with her.

I would HIGHLY recommend Amy and all of the staff at the Sonnenalp for your next event 🙂

Katya E. – August 2017

My husband and I live on the east coast but consider Colorado our happy place and try to go as much as we can. I was excited but totally overwhelmed by the thought of planning a destination wedding.

So, my mom and I flew and toured over a dozen venues and nothing was quite right. The Sonnenalp was our last stop, and from the second we walked in and met Amy Lilyquist we knew we had found the perfect place. The atmosphere of the hotel felt warm, yet very luxurious, and the venues for the various events were exquisite, especially the glass enclosed veranda — the perfect backdrop for our wedding ceremony and reception!

The Sonnenalp provides literally everything for you which was a huge relief for a bride 3000 miles away.

I didn’t have to hire a separate wedding planner, Amy helped to coordinate my timeline and kept everything running super smoothly. I didn’t have to bring in any extra furniture (although you are welcome to), we used everything that the hotel provided us. I booked all my vendors from their preferred vendors list and was thrilled with all of them.

All of my friends marveled at how stress free my wedding planning was.

Our guests all stayed at the hotel and raved about the rooms, the spa, and most of all the wedding!

It was perfection and I would choose it over again 10 out of 10 times!

Becca P. – January 2017

INCREDIBLE place for a wedding.

We got married in December at the Sonnenalp, and it was absolutely perfect. We worked closely with Amy Lilyquist, who was so organized, helpful, and easy to work with. She was so good that we did not need an outside wedding planner/coordinator.

Our wedding vision was executed flawlessly because of Amy and the entire staff at the Sonnenalp. Aaron was also awesome in helping us choose a great wine selection for our wedding. Finally, our guests LOVED staying at the Sonnenalp for the wedding weekend. The rooms are nice, the spa is great, and the entire staff was SO accommodating and nice to be around.

Highly recommend!!

Esmarie Faessler – July 2017

 It could not have been a more perfect day

The hotel took care of everything so I had zero stress day-of or even leading up to the big event. The ceremony site by the pool is beautiful and makes for a super convenient way to transition into reception in Ludwig’s (after cocktail hour by the pool). The terrace is awesome at night and creates the most romantic setting with twinkle lights and an open sky light.

I still have guests sending me texts/cards/emails saying how much fun they had and how it was one of the best weddings they’ve ever attended.

The attention to detail, service and overall attentiveness of staff can’t be beat. I highly recommend it for ceremony and/or reception.

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